Books, books, books.

My literary life.

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thats-slightly-raven:

People who have a superiority complex based on their enjoyment of vintage music or books are some of the most annoying people in the world and if I ever hear you ridiculing someone just because they may not enjoy listening to the beatles whilst reading to kill a mockingbird and sipping a cup of hibiscus green tea i will literally come to your house and staple your nipples to your elbows 

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moneyneverchanged:


Robert Pattinson: “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.”

Damn

I’ve gotta be honest… Robert Pattinson was never the one who actually  wrote those sentences. It’s a piece from someone else entirely.

moneyneverchanged:

Robert Pattinson: “If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.”

Damn

I’ve gotta be honest… Robert Pattinson was never the one who actually  wrote those sentences. It’s a piece from someone else entirely.

(Source: alelopezg, via lovurs)

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fairandfinn asked: Do you have any advice for creating fantasy monsters from scratch?

characterandwritinghelp:

There is a lot to consider. Think about:

  • Where do they come from? What is their origin story? Are they a magical species, or a nonmagical creation? Were they brought to life in a lab? Did they evolve from something we might recognize?
  • What is their folklore? If they have been around for a long time, your monsters may be an entrenched part of your world’s folklore and mythology. What are the stories mothers tell their children about these monsters? Are there legends surrounding them?
  • Where do they live? If your monster was going to be featured in a zoo, what would they need to be happy? What is their habitat like?
  • How intelligent are they? How do they communicate? Do they have a language of their own? Do they have a form of government, or do they work on a pack/hivemind mentality? Do they use a spoken language/vocal cues, body language/visual cues, scent marking/smell cues, etc.?
  • What do they eat? How do they get it? Are they hunters, gatherers, foragers, scavengers, etc.?
  • How has the monster species changed and evolved since it was first created/discovered? Are there subspecies within the broader classification of [monster]?
  • Can they be domesticated? Why/why not? What do humans use them for? Can they be kept as pets, companions, hunting aids, guards, etc.?
  • What do they look like? Feathers? Fur? Skin? Scales? Something else? Are there regional/subspecies/other varieties that vary from the “normal” look?
  • How does it behave? Does it act differently around humans than it does around animals or other monsters? Is there a family dynamic? What does courting/mating/etc. look like? For that matter…
  • What about babies? Do they reproduce quickly with lots of offspring per birth, or do they reproduce slowly?
  • How about predators? Are they low on the food chain, or do they rule the roost? How do they fight off/avoid predators?
  • How do they get sick? Are they especially immune or susceptible to certain illnesses? Is there a disease that only these monsters can contract? Can it spread to other species?

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